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te yes on 56. live where you live, this is abc 7 news. she wants to divide america. >> donald trump spent his time attacking when he should have been apologizing. >> sharp attacks and new fallout today in the race for the white house. good afternoon. i'm sheryl jennings. >> and i'm dan ashley. >> larry and ama have the day off. a big slap in the face to donald trump today by the most powerful republican in washington who says he will no longer defend the party's nominee. now, this move comes after trump and hillary clinton squared off in a heated second debate you may have seen last night. abc 7 news reporter kennett moten is in washington with more. >> reporter: hillary clinton claiming victory after that second debate showdown with donald trump. >> did anybody see that debate
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last night? well, you never saw anything like that before. >> reporter: clinton trying to strengthen his support and trump working to keep his. >> we had a lot of fun, and would i say that hillary is highly overrated, highly. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan told gop members on a conference call monday morning he's decided not to campaign with the party's nominee this, after a tape obtained by the "washington post" revealed trump's vulgar 2005 comments about women. >> when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> whatever they want. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. you can do anything. >> reporter: trump fired back on twitter and paul ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting republican nominee. political watchers say for now it appears trump did enough with the debate performance to stop the gop exodus and trump even invited bill clinton's abusers
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to the debate. >> bill clinton was abusive to the women and hillary clinton attacked the same women. >> i'm reminded of what my friend michelle obama advised us all. when they go low, you go high. >> reporter: speaker ryan's endorsement of trump stands. a spokesman says he's not conceding the race to clinton. ryan is just focuses on keeping a majority in the house and senate. kennett moten, abc news washington. >> clinton and trump have one more chance to square off. the final debate is wednesday, october 19th at the university of nevada las vegas. can you see it on abc 7 starting at 6:00 p.m. early voting in california started today, and mail-in ballots should start arriving at homes by mid-week. >> that's right. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live in oakland with whether some people are reluctant to vote early this time around. laura? >> reporter: hi, dan. well, given the almost daily bombshells in this presidential race, you would think that some folks might wait until the very end to cast their vote, but we found that that's not necessarily the case.
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>> she lied. >> it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of donald trump is not in charge of the law in our country. >> reporter: last night's contentious debate came on the eve of the start of voting in california as the state begins sending out these today. >> we delivered 60 palettes of ballots to the post office today? in contra costa county 360 mail-in ballots will go out to voters who will likely cast them well ahead of election day, even before the third and final debate between donald trump and hillary clinton. >> over half of our voters generally vote as vote by mail voters, yes, and we're getting dozens if not hundreds of mail-in requests for one-time vote by mail ballots as well. >> reporter: early voters we talked about told us what happened last week or last night didn't change their minds. >> no. this is pretty simple choice, it seems to me. >> okay. >> reporter: so, yeah, and the events of the last weekend didn't really change my mind.
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just reenforced my mind. >> reporter: anything that's recently happened change your mind? >> no, it just confirms what i've been planning to vote all along. >> reporter: now people should know that they may receive their mail-in ballots as soon as wednesday, at least in contra kostya county, parts of the bay area, but they may not receive the voters guides until much later. at 222 pages it's rather thick. the state having to send them out and print them in cycles so folks may have their ballots before they get the voter guides, but rest assured all of this information is available online. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> laura, some republicans are calling for trump to drop out, fanned he does what, happens to the votes. folks who voted early for him who picked trump? >> reporter: well, sheryl, the votes will still count, i what is told, by the contra costa registrar. you're investigate for the party, not necessarily for the ballot, so say, for instance, if
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donald trump or hillary clinton were to drop out, you would check the box next to their name but that vote would then go to the party or whoever the party's nominee is come election day, so the votes would definitely still count. >> all right. laura anthony, thanks so much. we have a valuable tool to help you prepare for election day. just go to click the icon for the your choice, your vote, voter's edge election guide and enter your zip code and street address and you'll get the candidates and measures on your local ballot. you'll find details on where, when and how to vote. >> let's turn now to the weather. sunny monday, but that's about to change. >> rain is on the way. spencer christian is here with a look at the forecast. spencer. >> our weather pattern is changing rather dramatically. two rain storms coming our way and i must say i'm pretty excited. live doppler 7. clouds have gathered over the bay area this afternoon. a quick look at current conditions before we get to the storms. temperatures have dropped significantly in the last 24 hours. look at this.
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it's 13 degrees cooler in san francisco and oakland right now than it was this year yesterday. 17 degrees cooler in heyward so the pat certain changing clouds and only 58 in san francisco and 68 across the bay in lye ward and 80 in livermore. let's get down to the storm impact scale which we use every impact storm, 1-5, 1 light and 5 severe and the storm coming in on friday is a storm of moderate intensity, ranking 2 on the impact scale producing half an inch to an inch of rainfall for most of the bay area. forecast animation starting at 10:00 thursday night. overnight it will sweep down from the north bay first through the peninsula and over to the east bay. it will be a messy friday morning commute. the rain will continue sweeping southward during the day, and it will be wet in all parts. bay area during the day on friday. a messy afternoon and evening commute as well. the rain will begin to taper off until 8:00 friday night. i'll show you the second storm coming our way over the weekend in just a few minutes. by the way, you can track both
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storms as well with the abc 7 news app and find out when rain is expected to hit your neighborhood. cheryl? >> spencer, thank you so much. mountianview police arrested three high school students today for making threats on social media. investigators say the threats referenced potential harm to students and staff members at mountianview high school. the department increased its presence at the school today as a precaution. the students, all juveniles, are expected to be charge william weld making threats and conspiracy to commit a crime. >> investigators are still piecing together why a power boat loaded with 30 people sank in the bay this weekend. only on abc 7 news, this is a sonar image of the sunken boat that's now at the bottom of the bay. it's the white object in the middle of your screen there. the bough is located on the left side. the stern is on the right. recovery crews have been using sonar to locate the vessel, and it appears, as you can see, they have found it. sergio quintana is live now at the hyde street pier with the latest on the story. >> reporter: and, dan, you'll
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notice that it is a bit of a blob at the bottom of bay there, and so i'm told by the coast guard that probably tomorrow salvage divers will have to go into the waters so that they can physically locate that boat, see what position it's in and then figure out how to pull it out. san francisco police boats using sonar spent much of the day searching the depths of the bay near pier 45. by midday officers dropped an orange buoy marking where they believe the 34-foot boat is leasing. the coast guard says the owner of the boat has agreed to pay a salvage company to retreat it. the most immediate concern for the police and coast guard are the gallons of fuel aboard the power boat. once it's recovered, then the police will continue their investigation to see if the boat was overloaded and to see if the boat had enough life jackets for everyone aboard. this weekend one boat captain who responded to the saturday emergency in the water raised immediate concerns. >> honestly, i think it's overloaded.
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it was top heavy and a lot of people on a small boat. >> reporter: the boat went down just after the blue angels finished their air so. >> let's put this one like right up against my window. >> reporter: mitch was hosting a party near pier 45. he says there was a bit of a traffic jam in the water. >> traveled right alongside the jetty there. that's their line, their highway, and there's dozens and dozens going by at a pretty quick clip, and -- and one of them disappeared. >> reporter: the coast guard tells us the boat was not a commercial vehicle so they have no passenger safety inspection information. 30 people were aboard the 34-foot boat. a 5-year-old who was pulled from inside the overturned boat was discharged from general hospital this afternoon. in san francisco, sergio quintana, aches 7 news. riders had to evacuate a santa cruz metropolitan transit bus after it caught fire. the driver noticed flames coming from around the back about 7:30 in the morning while driving northbound on highway 17 south of hamilton avenue in cambell.
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officials say the fire may have been caused by an oil line that broke loose. fortunately, nobody was hurt. the fate of a possible raiders move to las vegas is now in the hands of a special session of the nevada state legislature. lawmakers there will decide whether to approve $750 million in taxpayer money to help 3wir8 a $2 billion stadium for the raiders. a decision is not expected today. even if the plan is approved, nfl owners would still need to okay t.raiders owner mark davis says if both of those things happen he will move the team to davis. supreme court justice route baileder ginsberg has a strong opinion on the protests started by san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick. in an interview with yahoo he said his decision to not stand for the national anthem is, quote, dumb and disrespectful. ginsberg feels the same way about flag-burning but doesn't believe either of the acts rises to a criminal level. tiger woods has officially withdrawn from the safeway open
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in napa three days before the start of the tournament. woods last week announced he would play in the pro-am game with golden state warrior steph curry. he hasn't competed since august of 2005 because of two back surgery. woods apologized in a statement today writing i feel strong, but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be. this isn't what i wanted to happen, but i will continue to strive to be able to play tournament golf. >> coming up at 4:00, a big blow for samsung. it's temporarily stopping sales of its problematic esphones. what you need to know if you have one. >> reporter: hello, i'm mike shumann live at at&t park as we get set for game three between the giants and cubs. players tuning up and a little preview coming up on abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot and even the military is getting into the giant spirit. check out the
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doesn't stop believing, giants fan. team is back in san francisco for tonight's win or go home showdown with the cubs. mike shum ha nn is live at at&t
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park. shu? >> reporter: all right. game three is set between the cubs and giants. elimination game for the giants with two of the best pitchers madison bumgarner taking on jake arrieta who won last year's national league cy young award. giants taking the final batting practice. madison has 23 scoreless innings in the postseason and giants beat the reds three straight in 2012 to reach the nlcs and go on to win their second world series title in three years. 12 players on the current 25-man roster were there for that comeback against the reds in 2012. g-men are 9-0 in she limb nation games since then, so the belief in the locker room is still there. >> they know they have done it, so -- and we're going against a very good club here. we have our hands full when good pitching, balanced lineup and all of that, but, you know, we face very, very good clubs then, too, so it's all about
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believing, and if there's some doubt in there, no question i'll talk to them, but i don't think there is. in fact, i know there isn't. >> we'd be foolish to be overconfident about this situation. they are really good. they have done this before. it's a group dripping with tested veterans and never take the giants for granted, never. >> reporter: well, the cubs have not been to the world series since 1945. they wouldn't van it since 1908, 108 years as i do the math, so the law of averages favor the cubs, but that why we plate game. 6:38 first pitch this. might be an instant classic. reporting live at at&t park, mike shum ha nn, abc news. >> all right, shu. thanks so much. our team coverage continues with abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman. he's live outside the park with the fans. >> reporter: we're a couple hours from gametime and finally san francisco is beginning to
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look like a city and a team with a baseball playoff. we were worried about it a bit earlier, frankly. what is wrong with in picture? lunchtime in downtown san francisco, and on the day of a home baseball playoff we're looking for orange, looking hard for orange. you know the giants are playing tonight. >> no, i don't know who the giants are playing tonight. > reporter: believe it. this is even year knuckleball four. have we encountered playoff on we? >> got to get the people out. >> reporter: okay. there's one, and here's another. >> we can't let the cubs come into our house and beat us down, not tonight. >> reporter: if you want tickets, it's still a tall order. just check in on stuart kesselman aka mr. ticket, a broker. who is wearing out his either on the phone today. >> yeah. front row of the dugout, 1,750 apiece, $1,750 apiece. >> reporter: though we might add many. sales are going to cubs fans after a 108-year world series win drought, they have shown up in force. >> first and foremost, there
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are not many san francisco giants fans. there are probably more cubs fans than giants fans. >> last game of the year for you giant fans. enjoy tonight. >> reporter: and that is laying it on as thick as a deep dish chicago pizza. >> bumgarner going to do that this evening. >> reporter: it seems everyone is a fortune teller today. >> and as we look at the ballpark live. we can tell you how nick it was going on today. the best line of the day came from a chicago cubs fan saying she's confident the cubs will win tonight in san francisco because there are no goats in san francisco. she's referring to the curse of the billy goat that has kept the chicago cubs from winning a world series or even out of the world series since 1945. as that fan was telling me, that there are no goats in san francisco, she was eating a salad and what do you think was in the salad? >> cheese. >> goat cheese. >> excellent. >> we want to see your giants spirit. send us your fan pictures on social media with the #abc7now
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and you may see them on air or online. >> look what cheryl brought with us. >> my spirit here. >> the "uss san francisco" showed its love for the giants as it surface in the bay the final day of fleet week. sky 7 was the over pier 80 in san francisco this morning as submarine's naval crew hoiflted an s.f. giants flag and decorated the vessel in orange and black. the "uss frisco" has been deployed in the pacific the last seven months and they wanted to make a stop in her namesake city. >> planning for a while and very excited to be at their namesake for one final visit. >> "the uss san francisco" will the not be open for public tours, too small inside apparently, but it will be in the bay area the next several days before heading to san diego to be moored as a training vessel. >> since i'm visiting i had to bring my giants spirit. >> nice to have you back on the
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anchor sgleskdesk. >> great weather tonight. going to be a typical san francisco baseball weather. partly cloudy, cool, a little breezy. >> a little cool doesn't. >> a little cool. >> maybe that's a good thing. >> maybe it will chill out the cubs. let's take a look at live doppler 7 and look at what's happening right now. we have a few clouds around, but it's sunnier now than at the start of the day. a whole lot cooler though than yesterday. our weather pat certain changing. check out these clouds. the view from the east bay hills camera look westward. low clouds, high clouds and mid-level clouds and still some sun over the inland areas. 58 in san francisco and 65 in oakland and 68 mountianview and 72 apiece at gilroy and 59 at half moon bay. this is the view from mt. tam looking down on to a partly cloudy bay. it's currently 737 in santa rosa and 727 in napa. fairfield 81 and concord 71 and 80 at livermore and golden gate bridge, lots of clouds and one big break of blue sky looking a
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bit north ward. forecast features. cooler pattern that will be with us all week long. two storms approaching. we could use the rain, and it's going to be a wet and challenging friday commute. morning and afternoon. rainfall totals from the first storm which is coming in thursday night into friday and ranking number two in our storm impact scale. it will be an inch or more on the north bay. half an inch to three-quarters, south bay less than half an inch and on we go to storm number two which, by the way, ranks one on our storm impact scale. expect it to be a little bit lighter than the friday storm. forecast animation starts at friday afternoon and saturday night looking at rain around the time many people are out at dinner and by midnight as you're going home it will be quite wet, and the rain will continue through much of the day on sunday break up sunday afternoon around 5:00 or so. now, let's greece get back to current conditions. tonight, forecast animation starting at 7:00. notice we'll have lots of low clouds near the coast and a few high clouds above as well. during the overnight hours the
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clouds will advance across the bay and move locally inland and retreat to the coast again by afternoon giving us a mostly sunny day with even partly sunny skies at the coast tomorrow. overnight lows will be generally in the low to mid -- mid to upper 40s in the inland valleys and low to mid-350s near the bay and coast and tomorrow's highs under mainly sunny skies will range from about 60 at the coast and upper 60s at the bay to mid-70s inland and here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. not much change in the temperature range over the next three days going into thursday. clouds, however, will increase on thursday and there's a slight chance of very light rain late thursday night, but the big event, the storm ranking number two in our impact scale comes in on friday. that's going to be a wet day and then partly sunny and partly cloudy skies on saturday, and next storm may begin to produce some rainfall late saturday into sunday which will be a wet day. that one ranges number one on our storm impact scale and the showers taper off early monday and we'll get parks clearing and
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looks like a fall weather pattern is settling in. >> don't have to do the rain dance. >> would i like to see that. >> spencer, thank you. >> doesn't mean rain dance. >> coming up, the nominees are out north american music awards. >> the big winners and alla lot of it's a hoax.bal warminit's a hoax. it'll get cooler. it'll get warmer. it's called weather. we need some global warming! we need leaders who get it. so that we can move away from coal and oil to clean energy.
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it is a big night for a bay area woman right here on abc 7. >> a technical writer and actress from pacifica, california.
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>> there she is. she's one of three contestants you're going to see on tonight's episode of "jeopardy." here's what she told alex trebek when he asked her about her unique name which she says is actually an acronym. >> when my mother -- i was -- found herself unexpectedly pregnant late in life she appealed to her bridge club partner for help in naming her. if they have a killed name her after me and took the first letter of everybody's name and put it together to earn pidge. >> she tried out for the show in march and abc 7 news was there for the tryout and see how she does tonight at 7:00 right here on abc 7. >> very cool. a big surprise for singer rachel platten. the pop star was on "good morning america" to announce nominees for american music awards when she heard her own name. >> favorite artist adult contemporaries, nominees are adele, rachel platten. >> really? >> are you there.
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>> and megan traynor. >> platten and joe jonas revealed the nominees this morning. jonas also got two nods but drake is leading the pack with 13 nominations. it's a new record surpassing michael jackson's 11 nominations in 1984. rihanna received seven nods, adele and justin bieber each got five. go to for a full lives nom neempts catch the american music awards november 20th right here on abc 7. coming up next on "abc 7 news at 4:00,". >> we've not hit the most serious point of this flood in north carolina just yet. >> the desperate effort under way to save people stranded by flooding following hurricane matthew. >> and a plea for help in haiti. what they are asking for. >> and some changes coming to samsung after reports that even its replacement phones are overheating and catching fire. overheating and catching fire. stay w life and death. 600 dollars. of abuse. prop 61.
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good afternoon once again. here's what's making headlines at 4 pock, it's the day after the second presidential debate, and today early voting started in california. in contra costa county more than half of the county's nearly 600,000 voters vote by mail. the state voter pamphlets are going out in phases because they are so large this time.
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some people will get their ballots before they get the voter guide. several state search for a missing 4-year-old girl from florida is over. "world news tonight" tweeted that the girl has been found safe now in memphis, and police arrested the man accused of abducting her. now, come up at 5:00, tesla is planning to double the sides of its fremont plan and hire 3,100 more workers. abc 7 news reporter david louie shows you how the plant could help with the upcoming model 3. and developing news in florida where officials now blame the five deaths on hurricane matthew, bringing the total number of americans killed in this storm to 22. flooding is causing growing concern and danger as rain-swollen rivers rise today. abc news reporter marci gonzalez is live in st. augustine with the late on the storm. >> reporter: the focus here has been on cleanup and now that the storm is gone there's other communities still dealing with the lingering dangers.
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the post-storm skies now clear, but hurricane matthew is still dishing a devastating blow to north carolina. >> we have not hit the most serious point of this flood in north carolina as of yet. >> reporter: a desperate effort is the under way to save people stranded by the floodwaters. >> back up. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: 1,400 rescued so far. >> the rescue team a godsend. i am grateful. >> reporter: after the storm's heavy fast falling rain left rivers overflowing their banks adding to already overwhelming damage. >> this is the worst that we've seen. >> reporter: and more deaths. in the u.s. matthew's claimed more than 20 lives. several other people are still missing while in hardest hit hait. >> the death toll estimates now top 900. meanwhile back in florida the mcmullen family is cleaning up. the severity of the storm's impact elsewhere bringing them
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perspective. >> we feel really lucky and blessed. >> reporter: and a lesson in loss. >> all the stuff can be replaced, right? we can't be replaced. >> reporter: those kids also getting a lesson in hard work. they have been out here all day dealing with the damage, and they are some of the more than 1 million people from here up through the carolinas who still don't have electric city. live in st. augustine, florida, marci gonzalez, abc 7 news. dan, back to you. >> thanks very much. let's go a few hundred miles north to north carolina. we're hearing the town of lumberton is completely under water. what are you hearing about that? >> reporter: it's a terrible situation there. they were already dealing with flooding and then a levee of broke which left the entire city under water. as much as 1,500 people were trapped there in that city so the officials, rescue teams spent the afternoon trying to pull people to safety using boats, using helicopters. the governor saying of the
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damage across north carolina that it's so bad you really have to just see it to believe it. >> yes. >> marci, thanks very much. marci reporting from florida. >> a massive response is needed to help haiti recover. all this devastate caused by hurricane matthew. ban ki-moon is making an emergency appeal for $120 million in immediate aid. the category 4 storm is believed to have killed more than 1,000 people in that caribbean country. more than 60,000 are now staying in temporary shelters after the storm wiped out towns and villages. >> investigators are now trying to piece together what led up to a family disturbance in palm springs that ended with a shooting deaths of two police officers. police arrested 26-year-old john felix early yesterday after a lengthy standoff that began saturday afternoon. the suspected gang member is expected to be charged tomorrow with murder and could face the death penalty. meantime, a third officer wounded in the gun battle was released from the hospital
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yesterday. a two-day search for a syrian man wanted in an alleged bomb plot is over in germany with the help of other syrian nationals. police captured the 22-year-old man earlier today in the eastern city. they found him after a syrian man went to a local police station and told officers he and two friends captured the man and had him tied up in their apartment. authorities have been looking into plan for two days, ever since they found explosives in his apartment. >> still to come on "abc 7 news at 4," sizing up pumpkins in half moon bay. did this year's winner break a record? >> i'm michael finney. "ask finney" is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook and post them with the #askfinney. i'll get to them and answer them in a few minutes. >> i'm spencer christian. as we can see clouds are thickening around the bay-year and rain is just a few days away. i'll have the accuweather forecast. >> abc 7 is celebrating heritage
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month and we recognize retired friend police officer darryl cortez, the founder of the shop of the cop foundation in silicon valley. for the past eight years the foundation has most more than 100 underserved children with a holiday shopping spree with bay area police officers. we have more details for you on
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the world's top pumpkin
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growers gathered for the pumpkin weighoff. >> cindy tobeck gigantic gord weigheded in at 1,907 pounds. >> that's like a car. >> matt keller was there for the competition. >> reporter: fall in half moon bay with foggy conditions and cool temperatures. ♪ it's a sunshine thing >> but everything is a little bright on the day of the world championship pumpkin weigh-off. big pumpkins big big dreams of the big grand prize. >> the biggest thing i've ever grown, and i'm really excited to be here. this is my ultimate pumpkin fantasy to be at half moon bay with something real large. >> reporter: top conenders arrives early. the winner gets $6 a pound which ends up being about $12,000 for a 2,000-pound gord but organizers started small on the scales. >> all right. 47 pounds. oh, 90 pounds, good job. >> reporter: you can spot the
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passmore sisters by their pumpkin hats. >> mine is the one the farthest one. >> reporter: this is their sixth year at the weigh-off but they hve never won but it's still a competition. >> hers has been the biggest for a couple years how. >> reporter: do you expect to have the biggest in the future? >> hopefully. >> reporter: and just like the top growers, there's a secret ingredient to their garden in the backyard of their los altos home. >> well, we have bunnies, and so we use their like poop as like fertilizer, and we put it in the soil, and i think that helps. >> reporter: if you didn't get a chance to see the giant pumpkins today, you can still see the top four finishers at the half moon bay pumpkin festival this weekend saturday and sunday in half moon bay. matt keller, abc 7 news. >> to say the size of these pumpkins has exploded recently job an understatement. two years ago the winner topped 2,000 pounds for the first time. that more than double the weight of the winner back in 2000 when the event recorded its first
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1,000-pound pumpkin. seems the weight doubles every ten years or so much. it was 544 pounds in 1990, 275 in 1980 and a mere 132 pounds when the event started way back in 1974. that's incredible. >> okay. our weather is changing and rain is on the way but not for a few days. live doppler 7 is showing mostly sunny skies with clouds gathering at the coast and pushing out over the bay and we'll see some of the clouds when the giants take on the cubs tonight in a do-or-die game in the national league divisional playoff series at at&t park. gametime same at sunset, 8:38 p.m. and at gametime partly cloudy with a temperature of 358 degrees dropping into the mid-50s as the game rolls on. okay. tomorrow, we'll see mainly sunny skies with a few clouds near the coast by afternoon. high temperatures will range from about 60 at the coast to mid to upper 60s at the bay, throw mid-70s inland and we talk
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about the rain that's on the way and our rain chances will focus in the south bay. 30% on thursday as we expect that first storm to come in late thursday. 100% chance of rain across the entire bay area and that includes the south bay on friday and then about a 20% chance of some light rain again saturday night and a 60% chance on sunday in the south bay so we've got wet weather coming our way and perhaps this is a pattern that will hold for a while. we can certainly use it to help fight the drought. so over the seven-day period you can see the two storms, one coming in friday and ranking two on the storm impact scale and on sunday a lighter storm ranked 1. >> thank you, spencer. still ahead here on abc 7 news, more fallout from the ongoing problems with the samsung galaxy note 7. >> major carriers are dropping it and that's not all. what it means if you own one of these problematic phones. >> i'm "7 on your side's michael finney," should you they prey on our children, spending billions.
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late this afternoon samsung issued an alert asking customers to immediately turn off their galaxy note 7 smartphones.
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the tech giant today is also stopping sales and adjusting its production of the galaxy note 7 as well. now this, follows reports that the phones and now the replacements are catching fire, too. abc news reporter -- >> reporter: from minnesota -- >> i have a small indentation where it happened. >> reporter: from kentucky. >> look over and my phone's on fire. >> reporter: virginia, texas and even on a tarmac. >> it popped, it sizzled. you could say eastern. i was scared >> reporter: at least five owners replacing their samsung galaxy note 7s. >> i noticed smoke just pouring out of my pocket and pulled my phone out of the pocket and threw it on the ground where it continued to smoke. >> reporter: smoking and igniting. >> pulled it up and i saw smoke and i threw it on the floor. >> reporter: last month samsung started a nationwide recall of the note 7s after reports of nearly 100 devices catching fire, and with claims these recent cases involved the new replacement phone, a samsung
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spokesperson told abc news the company is in the process of temporarily adjusting the galaxy note 7 production schedule adding we are working diligently with authorities to resolve the situation. >> we're going to be working around the clock to make sure that we can get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: the consumer product safety commission, the agent stay sanctioned the original recall, now confirms all cases are under review. and pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation, owl four major cell phone carriers, at&t, verizon, sprint and t-mobile, they say they are no longer selling the replacement note 7s, instead offering exchanges for a different device. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. facebook is now taking aim at businesses. the menlo-based park company has launched workplace. it looks just like facebook except it's focused specifically on the company where you work. employ eds can use workplace as an online bulletin board to follow company news as well as organized groups within the company. more than 1,000 businesses
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worldwide are already using it. and time now for "ask finney. request ". >> 7 on your side's michael finney answering questions sent to him via facebook, twitter and e-mail. >> is it a good idea to refinance your mortgage to pay off credit card debt. >> reporter: generally not. you can save money and have to be careful and have you to know yourself. look, the bottom line is the mortgage is going for 4% right now. the best you're doing on a credit card is 11% or 12%. a lot are 24%, so it seems like a good deal and here's the thing. if you don't pay your mortgage they take your home. if you don't pay your credit card they mainly gripe at you. they may sue you to get the money but generally they don't. the not enough money involved. it's kind of a chancy thing. now, if you know you're going to pay it back, okay. >> all right. >> reporter: if you're going to run up the debt again, not worth the risk. >> the griping is irritating. >> right. >> michelle asks this. my mom has a disability. how do you make sure i find the right accommodations to make
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sure she's well taken care of when we travel? >> pretty amazing. when you show up to airports call ahead to the airlines. they are the ones who take care of it, not the airport, but generally they will just show up and they are good to go. they do it every day and know what they are doing, but it's good to call ahead. hotels, have you to call ahead and make the right reservation. they set aside a certain amount of rooms and make sure they are all accessible, but it won't be every single room. what happens if you end up on the second floor and the doors aren't wide enough. have you to call ahead and have to reserve the rooms or you can end up stuck. >> emily from santa clara is asking when you're buying something where does the extra sales tax go? >> that's a pretty good question. the sales tax go to run the place in which we live. none of us want to pay it. it goes anywhere from around 8% to 10% in california, but real, you're talking about roads. you're talking about public facilities. we don't want to the pay it, but it runs things and keeps us all
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going. >> it's a good thing to do. michael, thank you. >> and today's wellness report there, could be a game-changing drug for head and neck cancer. >> yeah. and which fast food sales can leave you nat and broke? >> here's jane king. >> reporter: a new drug could greatly change the way head and neck cancer treated and it offers hope for patients with the disease. currently there are many patients who have untreatable forms of head and neck cancer. now, the immunotherapy drug was found to extend the lives of relapsed patients diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck and can run out of other therapy options. there's a new gender gap called the gray gender xwap. older women are likelier to go alone. among people over 75, 23% of men live alone and for women the figure is trace as high. parents should give their sons more chores thand than daughters and worldwide girls spend 50% more time on chores
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than the brothers do and the chores undertaken by girls like preparing food, cleaning and caring for others set the stage for unequal burdens later in life can limit potential while they are young and salad seems to be the perfect lunch. health he, not too expensive, but some have as many calories as a cheeseburger. market watch looked at some of the most popular restaurant salads and found bear burgers had a whopping $2,200 calories and sweet green calories were 550 calories and according to researchers packed with great pre and post-workout foods. >> "abc 7 news at 4:00" continues. up next, a truck filled with donations from veterans stolen. >> the contents all going towards a charity walk and now the effort to fill that void. >> and then on abc 7 news at 5, the raiders are red hot so far this season. >> how that's causin a problem
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for some of the team's longtime fans. >> also, tesla's big plan to expand and bring thousands of new jobs to the bay area. >> and some east bay students host a run for a reason. you'll find out why coming up on "abc 7 news at 5:00." prop 64 makes marijuana legal in california for adults 21 and over. and here's what else it does: bans marijuana use in public. permits sales only at licensed marijuana businesses,
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here's tonight's primetime
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lineup on abc 7 "dancing with the stars" at 8:00 followed by "conviction at 10:00ed and then the news at 11:00. >> police are asking you to please be on the lookout for a stolen truck which may be abandoned. abc 7 news reporter vic lee has the story. >> it was sitting out in front of the street just like i had expected it to be. >> a 26-foot uhaul truck like this one parked in front of ulysses adams home in the oakland hills friday night. a truck adam drove with donated supplies for a wound veteran's group, but on saturday the next morning, the truck was gone, stolen. the truck had 50 cases of gatorade and lots more cases of bottled water for ride two recovery, a veterans program that sponsored a 450-mile bicycle ride each year from palo alto to santa monica. the gatorade and water was donated by the sports drink
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make, the truck by uhaul. more than 100 veterans and their supporters will be participating in the ride come sunday. most are injured veterans who find the ride therapeutic. adams was wounded in the persian gulf during desert fox in the late '80s. >> i was going through a lot of issues and not finding a lot of resources which were helping me. >> he's been a participant for years. the bicycle ride, he says, has helped him. >> the camaraderie that's -- that you find, at least for me, i've been out for 16 years, and this is the closest thing to being in the military that i've experiences. >> police say the thieves will most likely abandon the truck. it's what's inside that they are looking for, but gatoid and water. hopefully that's not what they consider valuable. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> and thank you for joining us for "abc 7 news at 4:00." i'm cheryl jennings. >> and
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i saw there was a lot of commotion. >> search at sea. a pleasure boat that left 30 people struggling in the bay. it's what went down with it that has the coast guard concerned this evening. >> a sideshow that took over two bay area bridges. was it a coordinated effort in the. >> they made the people move all the way down there to another area. >> some longtime raiders fans are furious, not at their winning team but a new practice happening outside the stadium. >> i'm spencer christian. get red for the rainy season. we have two storms headed our way, and i'll have a close-up look. >> they got to get in. it's a little boy! >> reporter: >> strangers rushed to save 30 people in the boat when their boat capsizes. tonight the boat is located and this sonar picture you'll see only on abc 7 news could help
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reveal why it sank. geemg, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm cheryl jennings in for krintsy. thanks so much for joining us. an investigation sunday way to determine why that 34-foot boat sank on saturday. >> the most immediate concern for police and the u.s. coast guard is the gallons of fuel aboard that power boat. >> abc 7 news reporter sergio quintana joins us with the latest from hyde street. sergio. >> reporter: now that the boat has been located by sonar, salvage divers will have to dive in so they can physically locate it for the salvage operation to pull it out. >> we've since learned a little bit about the boat, a 30-foot silverton motor and people familiar with the models out here tell me if it was rated for commercial use the coast guard would have probably allowed about 12 to 15 passengers to safely be aboard. it is not a commercial vehicle so now there's an veegs trying to figure out why 30 people were aboard. only on abc 7 news, a


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